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CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:30pm EST
, deeply grounded in our education and how it has prepared us as women and the leaders and the fact that your mom was very much an activist in the movement, and they need to know about it. i'm working on the book, this book. i said well, can i help you, can i get it published and that is how this journey began. >> bernice, when did your mother began her activism? she was born in marion alabama? >> i ron ackley if you study history, three of the leading movement, ralph abernathy and my father all have lives in alabama. how ironic is that. my mother didn't know one leader after that. she no one was much younger but they didn't know, you know, that kind of stuff and it just brought it all together. and so, growing up there in rural alabama with a father who was an entrepreneur early on and he called lumber and he did open an assault mel by a white gentleman. the father's determination to stand up to justice and continue to move to really influenced her and that produced a lot of the leaders in the nation. missionaries came and educated the reactive and why am i here driven by the fact
SFGTV2
Jan 17, 2013 12:30am PST
superintendent in nevada. richard's passion lies in advancing educational equity and opportunity for all and we are very lucky to have him here with us here in san francisco. our superintendent of schools, richard karunda >> melinda, thank you so much for that wonderful introduction. i want to welcome you all to a sunny september morning in san francisco, i hope you have your sun block and i also want to welcome home our lieutenant governor, our former mayor, gachb newsom. it's good to see you, sir. yesterday was a really powerful experience for us in san francisco. we've made a commitment that by the end of october every 6th through 12th grader in san francisco city public schools will have had the opportunity to see bully and not only view that documentary but also go through a rich can urriculum from our teachers understanding the lessons from that movie. we all know a movie in and of itself doesn't make a difference, but i will tell you, we didn't start our approach to understanding it with the movie bully. we're very proud 234 san francisco that we have had an approach based on restore
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 12:30am EST
that our education and how it prepared us as women to be leaders and the fact that your mom was very much an activist involved in the peace movement and they need to know about her. and i said i'm working on this book. i said can i help you? get it published? this is how the journey began. >> host: bernice king your mother come to how active bushy and when did she begin her activism? was born in marion alabama? >> guest: ironically if you study history three of the leading persons in the movement ralph abernathy and my father i'll had wives from carrie county alabama. how ironic is that and mom did not know of one data abernathy. when the movement started they didn't know about them marrying different men in all of that kind of stuff and have brought it all together. and so growing up there in rural alabama with the father who was an entrepreneur or entrepreneur or leon and unheard of as an african-american had his own truck. he hauled lumber. he did open a sawmill and it was burned down by a white gentleman he hired. he would not let that stop them. implements a separate father's determi
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
reduction, investments in education and manufacturing, immigration reform, gun safety. so on the issues the president intends to really push and focus on, there's massive support in the country, even among republicans. let's not lose sight of that, and that's why we're going to do a better job in the second term-- while we're going to do all we can to work with congress and negotiate, to also make sure the american people are connected to what's going on here. i think to really get the kind of change here in washington the american people are going to demand it. but there is really, i think, consensus around eye lot of the issues around the country >> what about the idea the republicans have said they will go along with the three-month extension on the debt ceiling, increase? are you going to be-- does that help? >> well, it's helpful that they have now dropped their demand, that the only way they're going to pay the country's billes, they themselves racked up, would be to extract some concessions. we've got to never again have this threat to the global economy and our economy because c
SFGTV2
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
, elected officials, educators, law enforcement officials and leaders from the private and public sector, all of whom have traveled here from washington, dc from sacramento and all over the bay area. so thank you for being here today. we are grateful for an opportunity to come together with you to create schools and communities where young people are healthy and safe and feel welcome and they are allowed to learn and they are allowed to thrive. this day is devoted to help all of us deepen our understanding of this issue of the problem through data, through research, through anecdotes, to put real solutions in place, to comply with new state and draw laws on bullying and to measure our progress. it's a promise we want to join you in keeping to our children and our youth in california. some of you know that we started this summit yesterday with a screening of the documentary film, bully, to 3,000 students in san francisco from san francisco's public schools. the superintendent of schools you're going to hear from in a minute, he was there, i know ter theresa sparks was there, i was so
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
. there was the brown versus board of education decision. there was the killing of the civil rights workers. it was people like barbara jones, the young high school student who led a walkout of the segregated schools to protest against the inferior education. that's in 1951. many people we don't even know their names oregon before rosa parks in montgomery. there were two other teenagers who did the same thing. so this resistance largely among young people. >> host: always among the young. >> guest: when we talk about south africa it was the students and saleh though. we all remember nelson mandela. nelson mandela was in a prison. it was the students stephen eco-who revived a movement in the early 70's and late 60's. >> host: there was james sybil talking about children the young people leading the way. he did something that got a lot of criticism for him and for dr. king. tell the story about the children's movement. >> guest: again, king was at a crucial point. we have the image the king gave the direction and he had a margin people across the country followed him. that is wrong. from mont
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
of education decision. as people like barbara johns, the high school student that led a walkout of the segregated school because of protesting in the interior education. that's in 1951 we don't even know their names anymore even with rosa parks and montgomery. there were two other teenagers who did the same thing. as of this resistance, largely among the young people. >> host: on both sides is and it? >> guest: definitely. when you talk about south africa we all remember nelson mandela it was the students and others that revised the movement that was more abundant in the late 60's. >> host: he did something that got a lot of criticism for him and dr. king. tell that story about the crusade. >> guest: he was at a crucial point in birmingham. he gave a direction in march and millions of people followed him, completely wrong. from montgomery which came didn't initiate through birmingham, king is a leader but only in birmingham can he initiate and sustain the movement but that point in april of 1963 all of the people that are adults that are looking to get arrested had already been
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm EST
99 weeks. these folks have been out of work two years, three, even four. they're college-educated professionals in their 40s or 50s, people who thought their company would take them all the way to retirement. vernon? >> i was very angry. i was very bitter. i was fed up with society, the corporate world, the lies, deceit, the greed. >> they don't look it, but they have fallen out of the middle class, turned in cars, gone on food stamps, taken kids out of college, and faced foreclosure. now, they've pinned their last hopes on joe carbone. >> the word "carnage" is a strong word, but i can't think of a better word in this case. and i-- what aggravates me is that there isn't outrage. we ought to be angry. we ought to be giving every moment of our time figuring out how we're gonna restore for them the american dream. >> joe carbone is president of something called the workplace. it's the state unemployment office in southwest connecticut where people get job training and placement help. carbone has a reputation for innovative job programs, but he has never seen so many people out of wor
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
dealing with the fiscal crisis. it's about education, about research and development, it's about controlling our energy future. all of these are part of the equation. and we can't just do one piece of it, and we can't let that piece prevent us or become a smoke screen for not acting on the others. so that is the challenge. how do you put that puzzle together, move forward in a balanced way, so we're funding those kinds of priorities that we need to grow? >> it's interesting, doris, as you look at the historical sweep as well. here is a very toxic atmosphere in washington. a carryover of, you know, difficult debates. and the president who's popular, has a unified party, but also seems reluctant to go out on a limb on some big areas where he thinks he's not going to get much cooperation from republicans. >> i'm not sure that's true. i think gun control. he came out with sweeping proposals. i mean, that's certainly out on a limb. you're not going to get a lot of support perhaps from republicans. but his idea, i think, is that if you educate the country -- you know, when he talked to
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
on the entire education sector to negative. that includes every campus from harvard and yale to the college of girl's gone wild. muddies suggests they have to take actions to cut down the costs. >> thank you so much lauren. >>> coming up, speaking of school spending money wait until you hear where they are spending it the most. it's not on your kid's he had case. they didn't think the teachers were doing a good job so now the parents are taking over the schools. >> catch the flu from your cell phone? new studies show they are actually 10 times as dirty adds the toilet seat. they carry germs. wipe down your device once a week with a small amount offal pa hall based cleaner to avoid getting sick. exciting news for seaside heights new jersey the entire boardwalk will be rebuilt. the down awarded $3 million to help fund the restoration of the boardwalk. it was wiped out by super storm sandy last october. work is set to be done by may the 10 st. meaning the area is supposed to be ready for memorial day weekend. >> alex crawford has the latest. >> the afghan algeria forces have surrounded the are
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
of education, research and development, innovation energy. there are things we can do about it but we have to do them together as a country. that's our goal. >> i do think it's important to put in context and remember just how dark the days were four years ago and how in the middle of that meltdown, people were thinking about going to caves and getting spam and guns. it was dark. not only the president, but the president working with george w. bush and others really pitched in and had to make very tough decisions and a lot of hard votes that got a lot of people unelected from office to get us through that. >> when we got our first economic briefings, i wanted to get some spam and go into a cave. i know what you're talking about. >> that's why this is such an opportunity, though, for the president right now. the problems we're talking about are structural. they've been there for a long time. this declining middle class has gone on for two decades. it isn't just the recession. that means investing. this is where the problem of the debt comes in. if you're going to get bet
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
's fought for kids, for education. she was behind helping the don't tell abolishing the don't ask don't tell. i'm really hopeful for the next four years, honestly. because i think the republicans might derail the president, and every step he tries to take. because it's almost like they want him to fail. they just try to make him fail and when you make your president fail, you make our country fail and the people elected him. i mean not just by a little, a lot. so that's the voice of the people. so let's get on the people wagon and make the country a great country again. you said the things most interesting to you and most important to you are being a musician and being an activist. especially when you're fighting for equality. have you seen some great strides. >> at least our president evolved. you don't always have a president that evolved. evolution is great. because information, sometimes you don't have the information. so to me, that's great. like you know, the gun control thing. listen, nobody wants to take all your guns away. but is there a reason why you need a 30-bullet you know, mag
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
, culture, art, and education. their patriotism is quiet, but deep. their values sustain our national life. now, i have used the words "they'' and "their'' in speaking of these heroes. i could say "you'' and "your,'' because i'm addressing the heroes of whom i speak -- you, the citizens of this blessed land. your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this administration, so help me god. we shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup. how can we love our country and not love our countrymen, and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self- sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory? can we solve the problems confronting us? well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic "yes.'' to paraphrase winston churchill, i did not take the oath i've just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. in the days ahead i will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and redu
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 2:05pm EST
of the first lady as the largely ignored the mistresses and shipping the man. tend to be older man, educated in a certain way. most historians, as i always say, were not educated in matters of the heart. studying the first lady, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in of lost outside a philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he did is he went shopping for market, his wife. he mr. she was pregnant. she had had a miscarriage. he bought her some gloves. then he begged off from serving for the rest of the summer so he could go home to be with his wife. every winter of the revolutionary war. suffering through the freezing weather at valley forge was martha washington right there. so by studying the first lady's we get new insights on the presidents and new insights on other things. apropos to my book washington's closest adviser was alexander hamilton. one of the chapters in the book talks about hamiltons history of womanizing. for example not the first. there is a long long history of the. elliott spencer, arnold schwarzenegger, john
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
francisco. >> it's a way to educate the young about past civil rights struggles. elissa harrington is in san jose with more on how people can ride. good morning. >> reporter: the longest rung freedom train in the united states going on its 27th year now, and it leaves the station in san jose at 9:30 this morning. it's to commemorate the birthday of martin luther king junior and covers 54 miles. that's the same distance that he and other civil rights activists marched in 1965. he led thousands of demonstrators from sell e sell -- selma alabama to montgomery. this is significant considering obama is being sworn into his second term in the white house. the mlk association is chartering the freedom train and to ride you needied to get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com or you can buy one on site from the mlk board members. it boards at 9, leaves san jose at 9:30 and will make three stops along the way one in sunnyvale, another in palo alto and in san mateo and is scheduled to arrive in san francisco at 10:55 this morning. round trip ticket
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
reviving education for grade school and for university. he talked about climate change. now, he's talked about a$é+m) @% these things before. so none of this comes as a surprise. but he also talked about the need to organize. that citizens involved, and it's not a coincidence that he's making those points to and othe just a couple of days after he has transformed his political presidential campaign into an organizing outfit now called organizing for action, that jim messina and others will be in charge of. so i think he is aiming for those far away fences for things you would like to see him do, chris, but it's going to happen. not just if he wants to do it, but if he can mobilize enough political support to try to get over some of that republican obstructionism. >> joan, the same question. did you see the beef today? terms of substantive accomplishments worthy of a second term? >> i did, chris. it was a soaring speech. it was an inspiring speech. but it was also as david said practical nuts and bolts, talking about the highway system, talking about we don't want people standing in line
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
's going to have to keep cops engaged, educators, neighbor groups, public educators and public safety advocates, really as engaged in this issue as the nra and that's a challenge. >> they might continue to shoot themselves in the foot, pun intended. i want to show a little bit of this. the nra released a web video that gets very personal with the president. take a look. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are preber protected by armed guards at their school? >> to talk about the president's children or any public officer's children who have not by their own choice but by requirement to have protection and to use that somehow to try to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there, and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> chris christie i think is on the right side thfer politically speaking for himself at home in new jers
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
graduate sooner. remember this rule of thumb -- >> your total education debt at graduation should be less than your annual starting salary. >> think about that for a minute. but remember, student loan debt isn't insurmountable. you can pay it back. just ask america's most famous student borrower and chief. >> look, we were lucky enough to land good jobs. but even with those great jobs that we had, we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago. think about that -- i'm the president of the united states. [ laughter ] >> see, the president can even laugh about his loans now. but this is no joke. a college education is an investment. maybe the most important one you'll ever make. this week i had the honor of speaking to students at knox college, a private liberal arts college, in gailsburg, illinois. i told them there are four available workers for every job in this country. i said, look around you, look around you in that room. you got to beat out three of those classmates just to get hired. you still have a golden ticket. you're just going to have to work harde
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
regenerate our interest research and development and education. it may have been too an younger generation. but most of the slogans had not really caught on. the first summer he's in washington, he said it is a strange concept, but in august, this is the time when washington becomes hard to get done. nobody knows what that means but it somehow applicable. does anyone have any questions? yes ma'am. >> i'm surprised you didn't mention the popular ones that we think of. were some presidents just that regular words? >> truman had some nice thihad . each one was kind of different. truman had -- they all have stories. we say a truman-ism is where he was having a lot of trouble with congress. and he brought up the word trocar, which is an instrument used to relieve pressure in organic places. in the perry in missouri, when a bowler cal -- a cow or a full would ingest too much error, they would ingest this trocar and it would create a whistling sound and he said that it was a trocar with congress. [laughter] he carve it in a piece of wood and hung it above his desk. there is eloquence. i really di
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
in education from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students. let's get started at capella.edu. so i get claritin clear... ...for strong, non-drowsy relief of all my allergies... ...like dust... ...mold... ...pets... ...and pollen. looks good. thanks. i live claritin clear. >> abc7 news tarts right now with like breaking news. >> 4:28 on wednesday morning. i eric thomas. >> in london a helicopter crash in the middle of the city killed at least two and injured nine during the morning rush hour. the helicopter hit a construction crane on the top of a high-rise. the site is south of the thames near the main line train station and the british spy agency. there was wreckage burning in the street with a line of flaming fuel and debris. also, a large plume of smoke. it was great and there were low clouds. >> there and a massive explosion, unbelievable, like something from a film and the fire that went 25 yards over here and you for a few seconds you are stunned because you have no clue. >> police will not speculate on a cause
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
's a hard story to cover. the president has to be an educate on climate issue. by giving it the form, not a paragraph, he's gone a long way to start the second term discussion on climate we need. >> we can't judge how historians are going to see this. i suspect on many issues, they'll see it as forward thinking. that doesn't take away from the fact it probably will be seen as the next couple years as a partisan speech. i think they best test how partisan the speech is, is not what republicans say on it, what democrats running for re-election on the senate two years from now say on the speech and what democrats say in swing districts about the speech. i don't know you're going to get a lot of these democrats running in conservative states where the president got below 45%, and there are quite a few, in 2014, are going to be talking about gay rights, climate change and gun control. rober robert. >> look. every district is unique and different, as you well know and as we know, as we looking through the map. i think the speech, talking, as doug said about seneca falls and stonewall and s
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
. a stress, focus on health, education, veterans' affairs, faith, family sbed kags. ra and education. randi? >> thank you. chris lawrence has a look at the security at the inauguration. good morning to you. >> reporter: we talked to federal officials here. they're telling us right now there are no credible security threats to disrupt the inauguration. no credible threats to disrupture the inauguration right now. what we're seeing really is pulling in help from all over the country. the country is pitching in to make sure that this inauguration goes on well. d.c. police are pulling in another 2,000 to 3,000 officers from around the country. the fbi will be helping the secret service, who is running the overall security effort. the big difference this year will be the crowd. last time, nearly 1.8 million visitors descended on the city. this time the crowd could be maybe a third of that. 600,000 or so. and that means some big changes. the biggest of which probably is the fact that the bridges, which feed into the city from virginia, will most likely be open for traffic. so a lot easier to get
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
-old have iphone. i will say it is important, injures as we took driver's ed, driver's education. they should be teaching gun safety and education in schools. even with an app like this to help people learn how to shoot straight, because when they grow up and become adults they are going to have to protect their homes in the same way that that georgia woman did last week, in the same way that 4,000 people a day protect their homes, their families. this is a very important right, the american people upwards of 70% or more support the right to keep and bear arms and i just don't see why there should be an objection from the political left to doing something that really has been engrained in our culture for over 200 years. martha: eric we thank you. we wanted to hear your side of the story. it's getting a lot of attention today. thanks for coming on. we'll see you soon. bill: in the florida house right now they are reading the constitution, right now they are on the second amendment. this is only the second time we've had a reading of the constitution on the floor of the house. the
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
.d.p. per person that nobody should be hungry. nobody should lack a good education. nobody should be worried about medical care. nobody should be worried about their old age. that doesn't mean looking for an equality results. i want you want the jobs to be working in those garages or bill gates or you name it. you do not want anybody going hungry regularly or having medical care denied to them. just the basics of life >> reporter: what about our debt? $16.4 trillion >> the lower percentage of g.d.p. than it was when we came out of world war ii. you have to think of it in relation to g.d.p. it is not a good thing to have it going up. in relation to g.d.p. that should be stabilized. but the debt itself is not a problem. >> reporter: so what's the biggest problem facing president obama in his second term? >> i would say congress. we look at washington and you get discouraged. what is right about america? just totally dwarfs what's wrong about washington. 535 people are not going to mess up 315 million over time >> reporter: you believe that? i know it. reporter: to see the future buffet says al
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
board of education. the little rock central high school marching band. >> impressive band, wolf. they should all become fund-raisers. the little rock students accomplished a huge task. they raised $100,000 to make this trip in just three weeks. >> let's take another quick break. as we go to break, let's listen to the little rock central high school band. rock central high school band. ♪ brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> a tribute to the united states air force. they are beginning to walk by the president of the united states. the president honoring the u.s. air force and we should as well. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the men and women of the united states air force. the u.s. air force academy, color guards, reserve companies, they are all here as the president salutes the men and women of the u.s. military, the army, the navy, the marine corps, they will be honored as well. you see the president saluting and applauding together with the vice president, chief of stf as the u.s. air force is there as well. up next, by the way, kate, is the grambli
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
will bankrupt the nation, causing pain to everyone and making it impossible for poorly educated or kiss advantaged whom he sighted to make a living. the president's address was not an urgent call to reform entitlements, provide oversight on economic abuse or even stimulate the economy. none of that was on display. so it is quite clear that the president is willing to go down in history as a crusader for social justice no matter what happens to the economic fabric of the country. he does not want to cut government spending. he does not want to reform entitlements that are now directly threatening the american treasury. unless there is a radical change in the president's thinking, few problems will be solved over the next four years. we'll simply get more of the same. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. we begin our coverage of the inauguration by going down to washington and bringing in fox news senior political analyst brit hume. so where am i going wrong here, hume? >> i think you are actually right about his focus on social justice. this is something that's very import
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
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FOX
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
to improve education. other schools in the district are planning to expand as part of the same reorganization plan. >>> as the flu season rages on, the cdc is urging everyone to get a flu shot. in montgomery county, clinics are offering free vaccinations today at the germantown health center. it is from 9:00 a.m. to noon but you must make an appointment. in virginia, inova alexandria hospital is offering the flu shot from 3:00 this afternoon to 6:00. also, local safeway stores are getting an additional 16,000 flu shots to meet the high demand. you don't need an appointment to get your shot at safeway but you should call ahead to make sure they have them in stock when you get there. a rally on wall street. we'll talk about that coming up next. >> if you are planning to dine out in alexandria this weekend, make your reservations ahead of time. restaurants are sell broughting with an inaugural edition -- restaurants are celebrating with an inaugural edition.  we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am EST
educational protections and services including transportation to stay in the same school. public schools in new york, new jersey, connecticut are working tirelessly to support uninterrupted education of displaced children through the program. yet these schools face significant unexpected costs associated with the increased number of homeless students. congress has appropriated supplemental funds to help defer the costs associated with these increase -- these increases from past disasters. mr. chairman, if i might, give than the bill before us today does not contain direct funding for the program, is it your understanding that the intentions of the department of health and human services and the department of education work with the states of new york, new jersey, connecticut to assist the school districts affected by superstorm sandy, to access funds under the social services block grant to support the education of students displaced by the storm, including the transportation, counseling and supplies? i yield to the gentleman. mr. rogers: i thank the gentleman for yielding. yes. that is
LINKTV
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
. this is renowned author, educator and political activist angela davis who spoke last night, founder of the group critical resistance, a grassroots effort to in the prison industrial complex. davis voiced support for president obama, the said much work needs to be done. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential the agendas. our passionate support for president barack obama and it is wonderful that we can say for the second time, president barack obama, and we support him and are passionate about that support. but that support should also be expressed in our determination to raise issues that have largely been ignored or not appropriately addressed by the administration. and let me say that we are aware that we should be celebrating, critically celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. [applause] there should be massive celebrations this year. what has happened other than the film "lincoln"? and of course with 2.5 million people behind bars today, the prison system, the immigrant detention system are terrible remain
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
is going to be and education is extremely important. but let's make sure you're going to school for what you want to do and that you have a passion for what you're doing. >> gretchen: exactly. miss america is all about education. the largest scholarship program in the world for women. you win $50,000 scholarship. you're going to be talking a lot about stem, which is science, technology, engineering and math. you're going to be meeting with the secretary of education. >> i'm so excited, yes. we will perhaps be in washington this coming weekend for volunteering. so we'll work with the community service day on sunday. i'll really excited. >> gretchen: another big part of miss america is the talent aspect of it. you gave a dynamic tap dance performance. >> thanks. >> gretchen: it was amazing. you exuded personality from the stage. let's watch. ♪ . >> i still haven't seen the telecast. >> gretchen: it might take a while before you have time. this is a snippet of it. i understand dancing, you come by it from your family? >> yeah. my grandmother owned a dance studio in tennessee where i was
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
't got a clue and they actually support something they think is law. so the education part of it is one aspect of it. but you've also got the sheer power, the emotion of the 9/11 families style approach where you've got the sandy hook families coming in, it's very hard to oppose -- it's not about the president. you've got -- it's not even about bloomberg's money that's going to go into the advertising. the emotional force of the sandy hook families is just like it was with the 9/11 families. and republicans have got to face up to that. frankly, democrats have to face up and grow a spine here as well. they have run away from the gun debate for 20 years or so because it's helped them get into power in some states. >> by the way, there are 30 to 40 democrats in the house, too, will also fight any reasonable, rational reforms. you know, one of the moments yesterday, richard, that i thought was really telling, i thought one of the president's strongest moments is when he said if you have a congressman or congresswoman that supports assault weapons, ask them why. see, that's where the extremi
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